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The Philadelphia Eagles have sacked opposing quarterbacks just six times in the last five weeks.
The sack slump comes after the Eagles recorded 20 sacks in their first six games of the season, and has coincided with Philadelphia allowing 25 points per game since Week 7. The Eagles have a shot to rebound on Sunday against a depleted Cincinnati offense that has allowed the fourth-most sacks (32) in the league, making the Eagles D/ST a respectable starting fantasy option in Week 13. Dec 1 - 1:50 PM

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After a dominant start to the season, the Philadelphia defense has recorded just three sacks in the last two weeks combined.

The Eagles racked up three or more sacks in six of their first seven games before the recent slump. The Philadelphia defensive front will need to find a spark this week against Atlanta, who averages an NFL-high 33.9 points per game. The Falcons have allowed 22 sacks this season, the sixth-highest total in the NFL, but the Eagles D/ST is an avoidable fantasy option due to the rough matchup.
Nov 12 - 1:13 AM

The Philadelphia defense will be tasked with stopping Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott and Dallas' top-ranked rushing attack in Week 8.

The Cowboys have rushed for 161.2 yards per game this season, including 191 per game over their last four outings. Philadelphia is surrendering 4.5 yards per carry but has allowed just one 100+ yard rusher in 2016 (Matt Jones, Week 6). The Eagles D/ST has been phenomenal for fantasy owners in 2016 but expectations should be tempered for this road matchup.
Oct 26 - 7:12 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles will face Detroit in Week 5, who will be missing multiple offensive skill players due to injury.

Tight end Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) will not play in Week 5 and the Lions are down to Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner in their backfield. QB Matthew Stafford is also coming off his worst performance of the season and faces a tough matchup in the stout Philadelphia defense. The Eagles D/ST is a top-tier fantasy option at Detroit this week.
Oct 6 - 6:34 PM

The Philadelphia defense will have just three active cornerbacks in Week 2.

Leodis McKelvin has been ruled out with a hamstring injury, leaving the Eagles' secondary shorthanded. Coach Doug Pederson plans on starting Ron Brooks and Jalen Mills in base package situations when Philadelphia travels to Chicago on Monday night, with Brooks sliding inside in nickel and dime packages. The Eagles D/ST will be a back-end top-12 fantasy option against Jay Cutler and company.
Sep 17 - 7:45 PM

The Philadelphia defense has allowed over 400 total yards of offense in six-straight games.

The Eagles check-in at 30th among NFL defenses in total yardage allowed in 2015, and have given up an average of 450.2 total yards over the last six weeks. The Eagles D/ST remains an afterthought in fantasy leagues and should remain perched safely on the waiver wire as Philadelphia takes on the New York Giants in Week 17.
Jan 2 - 3:36 AM

The Philadelphia defense has allowed 35.6 points per game over the last five weeks and forced just five turnovers in those games.

The Eagles have been beat defensively in the air and on the ground, checking in at 24th among NFL defenses in pass defense and 30th in run defense. Week 16 brings Washington to Philadelphia, who saw QB Kirk Cousins account for five touchdowns in Week 15. Cousins has thrown only three interceptions since Week 6 and showed improved accuracy in recent weeks. The Eagles D/ST is not on the fantasy radar in Week 16.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 01:43:00 AM

The Philadelphia defense has coughed up 161.5 rushing yards per game over the last four weeks.

This four-game stretch includes a 258-rushing yard effort by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11, but the Philadelphia defense has struggled mightily outside of their touchdown-heavy performance at New England in Week 13. Week 15 brings the Arizona Cardinals to Philadelphia, who lead the NFL in total yardage at 417.5 per game. The Eagles D/ST is a bottom-dwelling option this week.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 12:51:00 AM

The Philadelphia defense has allowed ten passing touchdowns over the last two weeks.

The Eagles have seen opposing quarterbacks complete 46 of 67 passes for 583 yards with 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions in those two games, which Philadelphia lost by a combined score of 90-31. The recent struggles do not bode well for a Week 13 trip to New England, where the Eagles D/ST will be far from the fantasy radar.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 03:32:00 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have allowed an opposing running back to top 100 yards in three of their last four games.

The Eagles are last in the NFL in run defense over the last five weeks, which was capped off by Doug Martin's 235-yard effort in Week 11 against the Philadelphia defense. Chip Kelly's defense will have a chance to reverse this trend in Week 12 against the Detroit Lions, who are last in the NFL in rushing. The Eagles D/ST is a borderline top-12 fantasy option this week on Thanksgiving against Detroit.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 02:10:00 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles will look to continue their ball-hawking ways in Week 11 when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Eagles are tied for second among NFL defenses in forcing turnovers, as they have recorded 12 interceptions and eight fumble recoveries in nine games. Tampa Bay rookie QB Jameis Winston broke a recent string of turnover-free play with two Week 10 interceptions, and will have his hands full on the road at Philadelphia. The Eagles D/ST is a back-end top-12 fantasy option at home in Week 11.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 03:23:00 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles will play their first game without rookie LB Jordan Hicks, who will miss the remainder of 2015 with a torn pectoral muscle.

Hicks was having a solid rookie campaign as he racked up 43 solo tackles in eight games to go with a sack, two interceptions, and three fumble recoveries. The Miami Dolphins, who have been outscored 69-24 over the last two weeks, will be Philadelphia's first test without Hicks. Despite leading the NFL in takeaways, the Eagles D/ST will be a middling Week 10 fantasy option against Miami.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 02:46:00 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles, the NFL's leader in takeaways, will face Dallas quarterback Matt Cassel in Week 9.

Cassel has started two games for Dallas in 2015. The first resulted in three interceptions and the second was a 13/25 passing performance where Cassel threw for just 97 yards. The opportunistic Eagles D/ST will be a top-10 fantasy option this week when they travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 07:10:00 PM

The Philadelphia D/ST leads in the NFL in creating turnovers, racking up 11 interceptions and eight forced fumbles through seven games.

The Eagles are on bye this week following a Monday night loss to Carolina where they intercepted Cam Newton three times. The fantasy contributions of this group have been largely dependent on turnovers, and the Eagles D/ST will have another chance to take the ball away against Dallas quarterback Matt Cassel in Week 9.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 12:38:00 AM

The Philadelphia defense will be light on linebackers this week, with Kiko Alonso (knee) out and Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) and DeMeco Ryans (hamstring) questionable.

The Philadelphia defense has been solid against opposing rushing attacks this season, but will be challenged to stop the running game of the Carolina Panthers on Sunday with a banged up linebacker group. Forcing turnovers and sacking opposing quarterbacks has kept the Eagles D/ST relevant in fantasy leagues this season, but Sunday's road trip will provide a tough task for the Philadelphia defense that is still a top-12 fantasy option this week.
Source: CSN Philly
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 02:31:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Wentz
2Chase Daniel
RB1Ryan Mathews
2Darren Sproles
3Wendell Smallwood
4Kenjon Barner
GLB1Ryan Mathews
2Darren Sproles
3RB1Darren Sproles
2Ryan Mathews
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Dorial Green-Beckham
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Bryce Treggs
WR31Dorial Green-Beckham
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
2Matt Tobin
LG1Allen Barbre
2Isaac Seumalo
3Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Stefen Wisniewski
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Dillon Gordon
RT1Lane Johnson
2Halapoulivaati Vaitai
K1Caleb Sturgis